Human Factors Faculty Listing

Susan L. Amato-Henderson

Department Chair, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Meese Center 103

Research Interests

  • Motivation Science
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Impact of Values on Behavior
  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • Individual Differences in STEM Learning

Bradley H. Baltensperger

Emeritus Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Meese Center 202

Research Interests

  • STEM Learning and Teaching
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Earth Science Education

Jason R. Carter

Department Chair and Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Associate Dean, College of Sciences and Arts

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

SDC 231

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Autonomic and Cardiovascular Control in Humans
  • Neurovascular Responses to Mental Stress
  • Sleep and Autonomic Activity in Humans
  • Sex Differences and Sympathetic Activity
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Balance in Elite Athletes

Edward T. Cokely

Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Meese Center 211

Research Interests

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Predictive Modeling & Psychometrics
  • Risk Communication & Informed Decision Making
  • User Experience & Human-Computer Interaction
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Adam D. Feltz

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Applied Ethics, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Meese Center

Research Interests

  • Moral Psychology and Disagreement
  • Individual Differences
  • Applied Ethics
  • Group Interaction

John D. Hill

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Design and enhancement of transportation systems, service systems, and occupational health and safety

Areas of Expertise

  • Human Factors
  • Transportation Safety and Policy
  • Service Systems

Kedmon N. Hungwe

Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Program Coordinator, Peace Corps Masters International

Research Interests

  • Socio-historical perspectives on youth and adolescent development in relation to transitions to adulthood
  • Tools, technologies and culture (encompassing communication technologies, work tools, & everyday tools)

Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Meese Center 205, Rekhi Hall 202

Research Interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction/ Human-Robot Interaction
  • Auditory Displays/ Sonification
  • Affective Computing/ Emotional Design
  • Automotive User Interfaces
  • Assistive Technology for Special Populations
  • Aesthetic Computing/ Media Art

Robert R. Johnson

Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication, Humanities

(906) 487-3236
Walker 303

Links of Interest


  • Writing historical nonfiction and cultural histories
  • Developing technical communication theory
  • Teaching usability theory and methods
  • Rhetorical criticism
  • Technical writing

Karla Saari Kitalong

Professor, Humanities

Director of Composition

(906) 487-3254
Walker 103

Links of Interest

Scott A. Kuhl

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Adjunct Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Faculty Advisor, Husky Game Development Enterprise

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Graphics
  • Virtual Environments
  • Head-mounted displays
  • Human Perception

Eugene Levin

Associate Professor, School of Technology and Program Chair, Surveying Engineering

Director, Integrated Geospatial Technology Graduate Program

Faculty Advisor, Digital Mapping Enterprise

EERC 220

Research Interests

  • Integrated geospatial technologies for sustainable development
  • Mobile mapping platforms for geographical and environmental studies
  • SAR- and LIDAR-based remote sensing and GIS
  • Geosensorics, real-time networks of geosensors
  • Human-computer symbiosis for knowledge extraction and expertise transfer
  • Visual perception in remote sensing and GIS
  • 3-D geospatial visualization and augmented reality
  • Visual and automated feature extraction in multispectral and hyperspectral image interpretation
  • Geospatial-sensor modeling and calibration
  • Image processing and automated feature extraction from aerial and satellite imagery
  • Automated systems for vision-based autonomous navigation and control of manned/unmanned robotic platforms
  • Image fusion and analysis
  • Photogrammetry of aerial and high-resolution satellite imagery

Teaching Interests

  • Earth observation systems
  • Geodesy
  • Photogrammetry
  • Geospatial technologies, data, and systems
  • Global positioning systems
  • Remote sensing
  • LIDAR-, SAR-/InSAR-based remote sensing
  • Geospatial 3-D visualization
  • Geospatial imaging: perception and interpretation
  • Introductory and advanced GIS
  • Spatial analysis and modeling
  • Spatial decision support
  • Cartography and cybercartography

Michele H. Miller

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Peace Corps Master's International Coordinator
Engineering Education Innovation Research Group Director

MEEM 904

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Engineering Education Research
  • Precision Engineering
  • MEMS
  • Human Factors

Research Interests

  • Self-directed learning
  • Teaching and learning hands-on ability
  • Vibration assisted grinding and water-jet assisted grinding
  • Wheel wear and wheel loading mechanisms
  • Machining of ceramics
  • Dynamic behavior of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Human factors in design

Shane T. Mueller

Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Meese Center 203

Research Interests

  • Computational Modeling
  • Recognitional Decision Making
  • Perceptual and Memory Processes
  • Representations of Cultural Knowledge

Amlan Mukherjee

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dillman 201J

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Planning and decision making in infrastructure system management
  • Develop models and implements simulations that can aid decision makers assess design alternatives and explore what-if scenarios

Robert Pastel

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Adjunct Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Faculty Advisor, Humane Interface Design Enterprise

204 Rekhi Hall

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Mobile App Design and Usability
  • Software Development and Processes
  • Computer Science Education

Kelly S. Steelman

Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Meese Center 102

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Instructional design
  • Display design

Charles Wallace

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Undergraduate Program Director, Computer Science

205 Rekhi Hall

Area of Expertise

  • Sotware Requirements
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Communication in Software Development
  • Formal Methods
  • Software Engineering Education

Paul Ward

Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Meese Center 105

Research Interests

  • Study of Expertise
  • Perceptual-Cognitive Skills
  • Training
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Applied Cognition
  • Cognitive Engineering
  • Human Factors
  • Sports Science